bca-soccerBCA has openings for both a high school Boys’ Varsity and a Girls’ Varsity Soccer coach. Interested candidates should contact Troy Gabriele at the high school at 978-373-7960 or at troy.gabriele@bradfordchristianacademy.org.

Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach Job Description

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach Job Description

MinSuh duckBradford is very proud to announce that five of our students won awards with their artwork in the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Program! Over 445 students from across the state participated in this program.

Bradford junior, Min Suh, was awarded Third Place in the Group IV (grades 10-12) division. Her artwork is pictured here.

In addition, four of our middle school students, Lydia, Rebecca, Mikayla, and Hannah, were awarded Honorable Mentions in the Group III (grades 7-9) division. To learn more about the Junior Duck Stamp Contest, please click here.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in this program!


promThe BCA High School Prom will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the Atkinson Country Club at 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH.  The prom will be held in the Tuscan Room from 6:30 – 11:00 pm.

There will be different food stations to accommodate a variety of food preferences for our students.  There will be a pasta station, as well as crudité platters of cheese and crackers and vegetables, and a chocolate fondue for dessert.

Students will meet at the Atkinson Common (on Route 121) between 5:15 – 6:15 pm for pictures, and parents are welcome to come and take pictures of their students.  However, we do ask that parents do not accompany their students into the Country Club for pictures as there will be other functions going on during that time.

The first deadline for tickets and the turning in of permission slips is Thursday, April 17th, at which time the cost of tickets will be $55. Please click here for the permission slip.

The last deadline for tickets and the turning in of permission slips is Thursday, May 1st, at which time the cost of tickets will be $60.  No tickets will be sold beyond the May 1st deadline, as a headcount must be submitted to the Atkinson Country Club by this date.

Chaperones are Mr. and Mrs. Gilford, Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney, Mr. and Mrs. Osterloh.

Please remember to follow the dress guidelines: tasteful and modest without plunging necklines (no more than 4 inches below the collarbone) or backs. Hemlines or slits must be no higher than a hand-width above the knee. Strapless gowns are permissible; however, the back must be the same height as the front.  Students who wear gowns that do not meet this criteria could be asked to wear an additional sweater, shawl, or leggings. Boys may wear suit and tie or a tuxedo.

In addition, NO outside water bottles or beverages will be allowed into prom.  Also, only small clutch purses will be allowed.   BCA also reserves the right to search any personal property.

Guys and DollsAll rehearsals are from 3:20 to 5:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center of Northpoint Bible College.

Monday, April 14: ALL CAST, finish “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” with Mrs. Burgess

Tuesday, April 15: ALL CAST, block the Overture with Mr. Perusse

Wednesday, April 16: Hot Box Girls with LJ and Ms. Gustafson; Crapshooters block/choreograph “The Oldest Established” with Mr. Perusse; Sky and Sarah with Mrs. Burgess

Thursday, April 17: ALL CAST, finish “Guys and Dolls” with LJ

yearbookIt’s that time already! Yearbook Time!

Lower school yearbooks need to be ordered now! All Lower School yearbooks will be ordered online. Please use this link to connect to the website . There are three different choices for this yearbook: hardcover ($30), softcover ($20), or an eBook ($10). As an added bonus, Lower School yearbooks can be personalized by each student! Students have the ability to upload their own photos and memories in the last 4 pages of the book for FREE!

If you would like to personalize your Lower School book, you must do that before pre-ordering it. Just click the “Personalize” button on the ordering website. Again, you may click here to personalize and then pre-order your Lower School yearbook. Lower School yearbooks must be ordered by May 9th.

Order your yearbook today!

electronics-recycling1On Saturday, April 12th, the 8th Grade La Vida students will host a recycling fundraiser at the Lower School from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.   This is a great time to start spring cleaning and rid your home of electronics and junk!

The cost is $25.00 per car load. For more information on acceptable items, please click here.

peter vantineOn Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm, the BCA Performing Arts Program will host a benefit concert to raise funds for our Music & Performing Arts program. This concert will feature prominent North Shore Christian artists as well as our own talented musicians from BCA!

Artists include:

  • PETER VANTINE, Pastor of Music and Administration, Middleton Congregational Church and winner of the 2001 Turner Classic Movies Young Composers Competition
  • ERIC LINDAHL, Worship Pastor, West Congregational Church, Director of The Choral Majority and founder of The Blue Window Arts Group
  • RYAN PHELPS, Associate Pastor and music minister, GracePoint Community Church
  • MARK BISHOP-EVANS, Worship Leader, Centerpoint Community Church
  • THOM STOLAR, Instrumental Music Teacher, BCA

The concert will be held at West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway in Haverhill. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $14.

Please spread the word, bring your family and friends, and join us for this very special night of music for a very good cause!

spring concert

On Thursday, May 1st, BCA will host our first Fine Arts Festival at our Spring Concert! This event will showcase visual arts as well as our music program! Elementary, middle, and high school students will be performing a spring concert, and artwork from all age groups will be displayed.

The concert will take place at First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Bradford. More information to come soon!

Guys and DollsCongratulations to all cast members! We were so impressed by your energy, talent, and commitment–we’re going to have an amazing show!

Next week’s rehearsal schedule:

Monday, April 7: Full cast–continue ensemble vocals

Tuesday, April 8: Full cast–continue ensemble vocals

Wednesday, April 9: Hot Box dancers, Mimi, and Adelaide–continue “Bushel and a Peck”; Mission Band, Sarah, Crapshooters–begin blocking scene 1

Thursday, April 10: Crapshooters only—begin blocking “Fugue for Tinhorns” in Mr. Burgess’ classroom at Hasseltine Hall (3rd floor)


Guys and Dolls Cast List

(In order of appearance)

Nicely-Nicely: Stephen Munley                       His Doll: Ally Smeltzer

Benny Southstreet: Nathan Burgett               His Doll: Mariah Panza

Rusty Charlie: Jesse Bowman                            His Doll: Ashleigh DeMaris

Angie the Ox: Roger Balcom                              His Doll: Lindsay Steranko

Liver Lips Louie: Josiah Milham                      His Doll: Mikayla Grasso

Society Max: Sam Cottrell                                  His Doll: Brooklyn Panza

Fast Hands Freddy: Devon White                   His Doll: Mykayla Munley

Pin-Head Larry: Nate Shellene                        His Doll: Victoria Squire

Sarah Brown: Angela Balcom

Sister Abigail Abernathy: Alexis Rheinauer

Mission Band: Bethany Barnhill, Kat Gilleo, Helen LaCourse, Hannah O’Connor Spicer, Olivia DiPietro, Lauren Maranville, Madeline LaCourse, Miriam Shwartzentruber, Jennifer Lynch, Jessie Potter, Shelby Kennedy

Harry the Horse: Sam Velasquez

Lt. Sheila Brannigan: Amanda Barnhill

Nathan Detroit: Vinnie Cantone

Miss Adelaide: Katrina Thibeault (Thus/Sat), Alex Gilford (Fri/Sat day)

Sky Masterson: Uno Servida

Mimi: Kristie Bucchianeri

Hot Box Girls: Cassandra Thibeault, Victoria Milham, Rebecca Mulley, Hannah Smith, Kathleen Skafas, Mikayla Skafas, Jordana Pacheco, Sara Moreno, Victoria Ohlson, Julia Gaiero, Hope Shellene

General Cecil Bouvier Cartwright: Wesley Preston

Big Jule: Marcus Villafane



field dayfield dayfield dayfield dayfield_day_logoOn Friday, April 11th, middle school students will participate in Field Day from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. The rain date for Field Day will be on Thursday, April 17th.

More details will be sent home next Wednesday.

allison balentineOn March 27th, our own Allison Balentine, Lower School music teacher, was honored as a recipient of the Asset Builders Award presented by Newburyport Youth Services. Mrs. Balentine received this award because of her work with 4th and 5th graders in Newburyport where she co-directs a 45 voice children’s chorus and directs a 75 student drama production.

This award recognizes individuals and organizations who build positive youth assets in the community. Awards are chosen in the eight categories of youth assets: support,empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, positive values, positive identity, commitment to learning, and social competencies.

Congratulations, Mrs. Balentine!

soccerInterested in playing spring soccer?

A local high school soccer league is looking for more students to play on their team. Students–both boys and girls–who are interested in learning more should see Mrs. Stevens for further information and details.

parent_connection2The Parent Connection is inviting parents to join them for coffee at Mann Orchards in Methuen on Monday, April 7th from 8:30 – 9:30 am. This informal gathering is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and hear about the Parent Connection–especially for those parents unable to attend the evening meetings.

We hope to see you at this event!

robots picThe Science and Technology ministry team from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina arrived at BCA on January 29th to present our middle and high school students with an exhilarating hands-on robotics seminar. The presentation began with a reminder from the ministry team that it is God’s command to subdue the earth and have dominion applied not only to Adam but also all of his descendants. They stressed the importance and sanctity of taking care of God’s creation, through scientific exploration and its many applications.

During each of the two 2-hour sessions, 30 BCA students worked in teams of 3. Creative juices were flowing as they frantically raced to build their LEGO robots in the allotted time and then program them to travel a challenging obstacle course. Students used reasoning skills and teamwork to successfully complete the challenge and demonstrate their results to the entire group!

Students were energized by this hands-on robotics seminar and look forward to the next time BJU comes to BCA. This ministry is complimentary to Christian high schools. Learn more about Bob Jones University and their ministries at their website at www.bju.edu.


Guys and DollsFollowing our success at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Competition, we are eager to begin working on our newest production–Guys and Dolls–and hope you can be a part of the experience! 

Students in grades 5 through 12 will begin rehearsals on Monday, March 31st at the Fine Arts Center of Northpoint Bible College. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 3:20 pm to 5:30 pm, with later rehearsals during the week immediately prior to performances. Performances will be held on May 22, 23, and 24, at 7:00 pm (please note that this is Memorial Day weekend). There will also be a mandatory tech rehearsal on Saturday, May 17th from 10 am to 4 pm.

All students in grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to participate.

Please note: because of the intensity of the rehearsal schedule, students will not be able to participate in both the musical and track.

A team of talented individuals have committed to making this production a must-see event for our community. The team includes producer Matt Perusse; directors Nathan Burgett, Uno Servida, Stephen Munley, and Sam Velasquez; music director Mrs. Erin Burgess; choreographer Joel Arthur Nicolas; movement specialist Ms. April Gustafson; and scenic designer Mr. Mike Gerroir.

Auditions will occur as part of the first week of rehearsals. Because Guys and Dolls is an ensemble-driven production, we will begin working on the larger ensemble numbers during the first week of rehearsals. Throughout the week, we will be noting students’ singing, dancing, and acting abilities; volume and listening skills; stage presence; and overall commitment to the production. Casting will be done by committee, including input from all members of the production staff. The cast list will be posted on Friday, April 4th at both the middle and high schools.

There is a $60 participation fee (max of $120 per family) for all students which will be collected at rehearsal on Monday, April 7th. Students will not be able to continue participation in the musical until this fee is collected.

Students in grades 5-8 need to arrange for their own transportation to the Fine Arts Center from the lower school. Because the high school schedule ends at 3:00 pm, there will not be any adult supervision at the Fine Arts Center until the beginning of rehearsal at 3:20 pm. Middle school students are welcome to participate in homework club until the beginning of rehearsal.